China Instructs Top ISP’s To reduce Broadband Prices by 30%, in an attempt to grow the national digital economy

The Chinese government, in an attempt to grow the national digital economy, has urged its top broadband service providers to slash down the prices by 30% by the end of the year.

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As per the reports published in China Daily, Zhang Feng, Spokesperson, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, stated that three of the top broadband service providers in the country have been told to improve access prices. He further added that the internet was becoming the basic need for China’s start-up culture; however, its cost was not in line with the requirement. To help the national economy bolster, top service providers in the country should reduce prices.

Zhang reiterated that the Chinese Government would invest $70.06 billion in 2015 to augment the internet infrastructure of the country. It’s 10% higher than previous year’s investment made by the government.
China seeks to invest more than $1.1 trillion over a period of next three years to improve 4G network and fixed broadband services.

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5 Comments on "China Instructs Top ISP’s To reduce Broadband Prices by 30%, in an attempt to grow the national digital economy"

 

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Mahmood Junaid
July 13, 2015 6:21 pm 6:21 PM

This is what india should also do.. On contrary indian government is just spending money on ads and celebrated a week as digital india week… Indian government is just going for publicity..

etios
July 13, 2015 5:59 pm 5:59 PM

China can reduce it as all companies are Government companies there, you cannot force private companies to lower the prices.

dhruv pandit
July 13, 2015 11:11 am 11:11 AM

thats what our government should do for digitization in india.
they are spending money which will not grow anything at the end.
they should force ISPs to lower bandwidth charge / subsidize equipments etc to lower the cost.

but sadly all are busy in having own profit by gov. schemes.

priyank
July 13, 2015 7:49 pm 7:49 PM

Truly said… 🙁

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